The Morning Blend


Author Karin Slaughter talks her new book, "The Last Widow"

Posted at 1:49 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 16:49:06-04

For the past nineteen years, #1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter has captivated readers with her poignant yet gripping New York Times bestselling thrillers. Fans around the globe enjoy not only the depth, detail, and creativity that goes into every book, but Karin’s strong themes of female empowerment, her incredible skill for holding a mirror up to society to explain what is going on in the world, her endless support of local libraries, and her effervescent personality on social media and in real life. Karin also recently collaborated with Lee Child on a short story Cleaning the Gold; bringing together their two legendary characters Jack Reacher and Will Trent and her bestselling novel, Pieces of Her is soon to be an eight-part Netflix adaptation, directed by Lesli Linka Glatter (Mad Men), and produced by Charlotte Stoudt (Homeland) and Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies).


THE LAST WIDOW begins with an abduction. The routine of a family shopping trip is shattered when Michelle Spivey is snatched as she leaves the mall with her young daughter. The police search for her, her

partner pleads for her release, but in the end...they find nothing. It’s as if she disappeared into thin air. A month later, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, medical examiner Sara Linton is about to have lunch with her boyfriend Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. But the serenity of the summer’s day is broken by the wail of sirens. Sara and Will are trained to help in an emergency. Their jobs require that they run toward a crisis, not away from it. But on this one terrible day that instinct betrays them both. Within hours the situation has spiraled out of control; Sara is taken prisoner; Will is forced undercover. And the fallout will lead them into the Appalachian Mountains, to the terrible truth about what happened to Michelle, and to a remote compound where a radical group has murder in mind.